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Nepal

May/June 2021

Nepal

I have to keep reminding myself that this is a road. Ahead of me, a torrent of mountain water cascades over boulders before dropping off a sheer cliff edge. Muscling my Royal Enfield through what is clearly a river, the route goes straight into a steep chicane of vicious rock steps until it crosses the river once more. Out of the icy water, the infamous Bhena Hill is in front of me—a cruel combination of a 45-degree gradient, square-edged slabs, and marble-sized gravel.
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World Travelers–Nepal: Earth's Eden

January/February 2013

World Travelers–Nepal: Earth's Eden

It’s 6 a.m. The bikes are feeling strong as we negotiate potholed tar around the town of Butwai in the dry Nepali lowlands. We pass a humble white-washed stupa (temple) on our left. Above our heads, attached to a long line, yellow, red, blue, and white prayers gently flutter. We are steadily climbing and easily find our route into the mountains. As we head northeast, our dark visors diffuse the pink light of the slowly rising sun.
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India, Nepal & Bhutan

May/June 2009

India, Nepal & Bhutan

"Of the gladdest moments in human life is the departure upon a distant journey into unknown lands. Shaking off with one mighty effort the fetters of Habit, the leaden weight of Routine, the cloak of many Cares and the slavery of Home, man feels once more happy. The blood flows with the fast circulation of childhood. Afresh dawns the morn of life."- Sir Richard Francis Burton (1821-1890)
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